Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fun with Language: .. Humor in Idioms

A comment (and response) to a fellow Blogger .. brings to mind these quotes:

"England and America are two countries separated by a common language." --George Bernard Shaw.

Wilde wrote: "We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language"

NB: Bertrand Russell and Dylan Thomas have similarly opined.

And Winston Churchill said, "Our two countries were divided by a common language"

Being a Scot, English (at least spoken) is not recognized as a native language, so I'm off to a bad start plus many years of: Sing-lish, Chin-lish etc, I often make a communications faux pas

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